“disgusting, racist, dispicable, vile, hurtful, wrong, and should not ever be the values that exist within any club at the university”
Members of the College Republicans allegedly said some insensitive things about Black Lives Matter. You can call Trump a fascist and call Republicans racist, but speaking ill of BLM in any way is just not allowed.
The College Fix reports:
Petition wants suspension of Elon U. College Republicans due to members’ ‘insensitive’ comments
Cancel culture has come to Elon University after two members of the College Republicans made allegedly insensitive comments about the death of Breonna Taylor and the conduct of Black Lives Matter.
According to the Elon News Network, the former president of the Elon College Democrats, Carly Zaccaria, began a petition a week ago calling for the suspension of the Elon CR because one member appeared to justify Taylor’s shooting by police.
The other said Black Lives Matter “caters to the lowest tier of society” and “turns criminals into martyrs.” (Screenshots of the comments can be viewed at the ENN article.)
In the petition, Zaccaria refers to the comments as “violent,” and demands all members of the Elon CR “undergo mandatory anti-bias training.”
The CR members’ comments were “disgusting, racist, dispicable, vile, hurtful, wrong, and should not ever be the values that exist within any club at the university,” Zaccaria wrote.
Jamie Barfield, one of the two College Republicans who made the comments, said “I know myself, and know there was not racist intent behind the words I said. That being said, a lot of people who don’t know me, have seen that comment. If someone did not know me, I can see how they would perceive that comment to be racist.”
As to her remarks about BLM, Barfield noted they weren’t directed at black Americans in general but “against the way the movement is being conducted.”
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